Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fit-again Rohit Sharma back for Mumbai"s Vijay Hazare matches

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

After being sidelined with a thigh injury and a subsequent surgery for three months, middle order batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday announced his return to competitive cricket for Mumbai’s final two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches in Chennai.

Rohit, who had suffered the injury while batting during the fifth One-day International (ODI) against New Zealand on October 29, took to Twitter to announce his comeback.

“Finally done with rehab, Can’t wait to play Vijay Hazare on March 4 and 6. Thank you to everyone who helped me get here. Counting down the minutes,” the 29-year-old tweeted.

During the period, the flamboyant right-hander missed most of India’s ongoing home season with the five-Test series against England, and the limited overs series against the same opponents as well as the one-off Test against Bangladesh and the first Test against Australia.

On Wednesday, the Mumbai selectors added Rohit and seamer Dhawal Kulkarni to the squad while replacing left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil with all-rounder Vinayak Bhoir.

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